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Dark Room Notes: Love Like Nicotine

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We recently heard about fledgling band Dark Room Notes by our friends at BBE Music, and their smooth electro-rock sunk its hooks into us after repeated listening. Their debut album “We Love Your Dark Matter” was recorded in London in a mere 14 days, and should be dropping very soon. This single, Love Like Nicotine, even got the attention of the legendary Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins) who remixed a B-Side of the single, available right here. If you dig this track, consider picking up the 3-pack single. Here’s some detailed info about the group from their official bio:

Dark Room Notes began life as a group of guitar-obsessed teenage boys in the west of Ireland, bashing out cover versions of their heroes’ hits in their parents’ dusty basements, while trying to find their own niche in the world of music. Gradually tastes changed, the musical outlets offered by a small town on the edge of Europe began to feel stale, and members left to pursue other lives and dreams. Eschewing the company of other humans, founding members Ruairi Ferrie and Ronan Gaughan found comfort in machines, first replacing a newly familial bassist with a synthesiser, and eventually finding a drum machine a worthy substitute for an academically-minded drummer. Hanging on to their guitars, the two found a Battles-like level of musicianship ever so slightly beyond them, and it became clear that a further pair of hands would be needed in order to help man the growing number of machines. keyboard player Arran Murphy was brought in, closely followed by drummer Darragh Shanahan! , and Dark Room Notes’ lineup was complete.

After a summer spent recording their debut album,as well as time spent working with Flood (Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins) and supporting Kraftwerk, Ladytron, Calvin Harris, Soulwax & Carl Craig, The Dublin quartet are ready for the international stage.

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